Category: Cardinal Directions


  • Bex McNair: Youth Programer Extraordinaire

    Bex McNair is a youth programming specialist at the Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus, where they connect with tweens and teens over podcast clubs, zine programs, gardens, and board games. Combining a professional interest in youth empowerment through “maker culture” with a background in collaborative storytelling, Bex strives to connect youth in their community […]

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  • Levi Todd: Bettering the Community through ALSO

    Levi Todd graduated from Ball State’s English Department, where they majored in English Studies and minored in Spanish. They now work as Youth Programs Coordinator at Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO), a Chicago nonprofit working to prevent and respond to community and domestic violence. See how they use their English degree to support nonprofit […]

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  • The Power of Language : Angela Tomasello

    Angela Tomasello graduated from Cleveland State University in 2016 with a B.A. in Linguistics. Two years later in 2018, Tomasello graduated from Ball State University with an M. A. in Linguistics. Following her Master’s degree, Tomasello worked as a secondary English teacher through the Peace Corps in Moldova, an Eastern European country, where she displayed […]

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  • Cody DeHaven: Teaching Process, Not Just Content

    Cody DeHaven graduated from Ball State’s English Department, where he majored in English Language and Literature. He now works for Western School Corporation as a high school English teacher. See how he used his English degree to go from teaching music to teaching junior high, to finally landing on teaching high school English.  What does […]

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  • Keli MacDonald: Teaching English in Japan

    Keli MacDonald is a Ball State alum who majored in both English Studies and Japanese. She also minored in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/TOEFL. MacDonald is currently teaching abroad in Japan through a teaching exchange program. She credits her study abroad experience in Ireland with inspiring and preparing her to teach and travel. […]

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  • Whittley Pike: Beautiful Documents Work Better

    Whittley Pike graduated from the Honors College in 2011 with a BA in English/RW with a minor in German. She participated in Student Government and an Indiana House of Representatives internship. After college, she attended Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. For several years Whittley was a partner in a small law firm […]

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